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Brian has always nurtured his passion for travel in his spare time. He's traveled the world, visiting over 40 countries. Over time, this passion grew to the point where he began to search for opportunities to work in the travel industry. He's been an African Specialist at Mango Safaris since early 2006.


Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

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Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

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Ol Pejeta Bush Camp embodies the authentic safari experience: traditional yet very comfortable, guests often describe their stay here as 'the real Africa'. Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River within the 100,000-acre wildlife sanctuary of Ol Pejeta Conservancy - the biggest rhino sanctuary in East Africa, with the highest resident game-to-area ratio of any park or reserve in Kenya - game viewing is an outstanding experience year-round.



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Overview



"This attractive, unobtrusive camp is located on the banks of a river that forms a natural amphitheatre where animals come to drink and the plains stretch out to distant hills. With such a tranquil ambience that it's possible to feel totally at one with the surrounding bush, this is an ideal place to get to grips with the ebb and flow of bush life. In contrast [with other camps], here it's the combination of pretty simplicity and a genuine back-to-basics experience that satisfies."
–Frommer's Guide to Kenya

Award:
  • Top 15 Safari Experiences in the World – Harper's Bazaar, 2008


Activities Available:
  • Day and night game drives Guided bush walks
  • River walks for keen birders
  • Running - for the fit (-ish, or just keen), guests can run on the open plains – elevation approx. 6000ft (followed discreetly by a safety car) with expansive views of plains game and unrivalled views of Mount Kenya
  • Watch wildlife from a hide overlooking a waterhole, or even spend an exciting night there (with dinner, drinks, bedding, and night-vision monoculars – minimum 4 nights stay)
  • Additional "behind the scenes" activities within the conservancy:
  • Private visit to the Northern White Rhinos
  • Visit the Chimpanzee sanctuary and go behind-the-scenes (with prior arranged special permission)
  • Meet Ol Pejeta Researchers and learn about wildlife data and monitoring e.g. for elephant (up to 600), rhino (95+) and predators (50+ lion, 30+ cheetah resident in the area)
  • Track lion prides using radio tracking equipment for research purposes with the Ol Pejeta predator-monitoring ranger (by special request)
  • Visit Baraka (a blind black rhino), observing him at close range at the Morani rhino/wildlife education centre
  • Learn about the special techniques of wheat farming with "conservation agriculture" practiced on the ranch
  • Learn about Boran and Ankole cattle pastoral care, and pioneering techniques integrating cattle and wildlife
  • Visit a local primary school or medical clinic supported by Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Mount Kenya Climbs are available on request


Ol Pejeta Conservancy exists entirely for the benefit of the local surrounding community, and guests conservation fees benefit the community around the Conservancy. The community works in partnership with OPC on key projects such as schools and dispensaries (which guests can visit by arrangement), student sponsorship, road maintenance, livestock management, training in water management and conservation agriculture, etc.

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